P.E.I. – Heath MacDonald, Member of Parliament for Malpeque, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and Her Worship Minerva McCourt, Mayor of the Town of Cornwall, announced joint funding for two community infrastructure projects that will improve water and wastewater infrastructure in the Town of Cornwall.

Funding will support the installation of 2,100 metres of new watermains, 18 new fire hydrants and new property services along Main Street. Several hundred metres of the new watermains will be used to expand the water distribution system and provide new services to 13 existing properties over a hundred acres of land within Cornwall. This will provide residents with increased access to potable water, improved water pressure and provide greater fire protection to the commercial areas of Main Street.Additionally, funding will see the rehabilitation and repairs of the North River Lagoon Berm to extend its lifespan and support and protect the local lagoon system. Repairs and upgrades include excavating the lagoon and installing a synthetic clay liner for better protection against severe weather events.The Government of Canada is investing more than $1.3 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is providing over $1.1 million, while the municipality is contributing over $920,000.

“Safe and readily available water is important for public health whether it is used for drinking, food production, recreational purposes or to ensure greater fire protection of residents. By working together, all three levels of government, we are supporting stronger neighbourhoods, safer communities and the future growth of the Town of Cornwall” – The Honourable James Aylward, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure 

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